Find the best breathable, supportive hiking boots for your next backpacking trip with expert advice from Backpacker Magazine's hiking boot reviews.
We used to have to choose between supportive boots and light ones. No more. These six models are agile enough for day missions and casual outings, but will keep your feet happy as the miles pile up.
Best All-Around Light Hiking Boot
Best footwear for technical terrain
Most protective footwear
Light but sturdiest footwear
Most comfortable footwear
Most durable footwear
Footwear with the best traction
Best value boot
Women's boot pick
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